Two Taliban, one other, dead in Jalalabad attack

Gunmen who ambushed a checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan on Wednesday, killed two Taliban fighters and a civilian according to security sources and witnesses.

The Guardian reports that the raid in Jalalabad city is the latest on Taliban targets in Nangarhar province, which for years was the main operating base of the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan chapter.

Today Post learned that the unknown gunmen in a rickshaw attacked the checkpoint in Ghawchak district of Jalalabad and murdered two Taliban guards and a civilian bystander.

The attack was confirmed by a Taliban official, but said the dead were all civilians.

In another episode, local residents told AFP that two Taliban fighters were wounded while trying to defuse an improvised explosive device in Jalalabad.

 

Islamic State-Khorasan, the local branch of the jihadist group, claimed responsibility for several weekend attacks in Jalalabad that murdered at least two people.

They were the first deadly blasts since the last US forces withdrew from Afghanistan on August 30.

Furthermore, IS-K claimed responsibility for a bloody attack that killed more than 100 people at Kabul airport at the end of August.

Although both IS and the Taliban are hardline Sunni Islamist militant groups, they vary on the matters of religion and strategy, which has steered to bloody battle between the two.

Hafsah Muhammed Ibrahim

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